The Atlanta Falcons are in the market for a quarterback, knowing that the 2007 season is in flux with no Michael Vick, and the number one QB right now being Joey Harrington. The team has been actively looking at the market, and there are a few QB’s out there that have their interest depending on the route the team that they are on right now takes with them. The first is the situation in Oakland, where the Raiders suddenly appear to be leaning towards making Daunte Culpepper their starter opening day vs the Lions.
If Culpepper does make it all the way back as the teams starter, they will sit with Andrew Walter and Josh McCown on the bench as the second and third QB’s. One problem, they still have JaMarcus Russell waiting in the wings whenever he and the team can finally make a deal. This means that Walter or McCown will be gone, and the Falcons will have great interest in either one. Sources say that the Raiders quietly wanted McCown to win the QB battle in camp, but so far, he has been far short of what they thought they were getting.
The other QB situation the team is watching is the one in Philly, where the talk all of camp is what will come of now 4th string QB Kelly Holcomb. The former starter in Cleveland is not in a position to beat out A.J. Feeley, Kevin Kolb or obviously Donovan McNabb. Holcomb has spoken at length about what teams may want him as a possible second or even starting QB, and the two that appear to be most desirable to him would be Atlanta or Minnesota.
For the Falcons, they are in a bind, and they realize that they are going to have to do something with the position, as Harrington, Chris Redman and Casey Bramlet are not great options at the QB spot. Look for them to keep an eye out for who’s out there come cut down day, and don’t be shocked if a deal is made with some team for a QB that can come in and compete for the starting job with Harrington.